Tyke has been around for a year now and I’ve been using it for much of that time. No updates to this little free utility yet, and even the original download location has been co-opted by a Twitter user. Still, it’s worth finding and downloading.
So what is Tyke? It’s a menu bar application for your Macintosh that holds a plain text note until you quit the app or restart. Need to remove styles and formatting from text before you cut and paste something? Drop it in Tyke. Want to do a quick edit of text without opening an app? Tyke to the rescue. Simply want a scratch pad for some notes that you may or may not keep? Tyke.
It’s simple, free, and likely something you need but didn’t know that you did.
The author is Andre Torrez from Slack — here’s his blog, which is also a good resource and fun to read: http://torrez.org/
The download site for Tyke has moved to https://tyke.app/